|Full name||Diego Antonio Mendieta Romero|
|Date of birth||13 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Date of death||3 December 2012(aged 32)|
|Place of death||Surakarta, Indonesia|
|Johor Darul Ta'zim|
|2009–2010||Persitara North Jakarta||14||(3)|
|2011–2012||Persis Solo F.C.||?||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Diego Mendieta (13 June 1980 - 3 December 2012) was a Paraguayan footballer who played as a forward for Persis Solo F.C.. His death on 3 December 2012 reportedly caused by cytomegalovirus, an easily treatable disease, sparked international outrage after it was made known that his club refused to pay his hospital fees, thus resulting in his demise. The club also owed Mendieta an estimated US$12,500 in salaries which had prevented him from returning to his native Paraguay. The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), a worldwide representative organisation for professional football players, dubbed his death as a "disgrace for football".
- "Footballer Diego Mendieta's death prompts Indonesia row". BBC. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Masters, James (6 December 2012). "The lonely death of Diego Mendieta: Football's forgotten man". CNN. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Diego Mendieta at Soccerway
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